Archives for April 2019

Crane Safety in Hazardous Winds

There are many different types of cranes on construction sites, all with specific manufacturer safety specifications. However, in light of the tragic crane accident in Seattle recently, it is worth reviewing some fundamental safety measures and regulations. Crane operators must now be certified or licensed and receive ongoing training to operate new equipment. According to ... [Continue Reading]

Fall Prevention Stand-Down Scheduled for May

The 6th annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down will be held May 6-10 this year, sponsored by OSHA and other occupational safety organizations. The week-long event will focus attention on preventing falls in construction, the leading cause of fatalities in the industry. The national stand-down encourages employers and workers to pause voluntarily during the ... [Continue Reading]

Safety Measures for Underground Electrical Lines

Recently some businesses in Baltimore County experienced power outages after a contractor stuck an underground electrical line, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Twelve businesses were affected by the damaged electrical line and several have been shut down from smoke and other issues, the fire department reported. There are specific guidelines for ... [Continue Reading]